16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A jaguar quenches his thirst on a hot afternoon in the Brazilian Pantanal.

The dry season means wildlife will congregate around precious water sources, and the northern Brazilian Pantanal is an exceptional example of this behaviour. This jaguar took to the river on a sweltering afternoon and rewarded us handsomely with his calm, yet curious presence.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2018
Photo Location: Brazil
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Copyright: © Mari Tada